Health care providers who find themselves involved in a malpractice claim need an attorney with the requisite knowledge and experience to guide them through the complexities of litigation and to effectively and efficiently advocate on their behalf.

Mr. Sedlacek is a seasoned attorney with over 15 years of complex civil litigation experience. As part of Jackson & Campbell’s Health Law Practice Group, Ed represents physicians, physician-owned practice groups, hospitals, and other medical care providers in defending claims arising in various medical contexts including emergency medicine, orthopedics, cardiology, internal medicine, obstetrics, and general surgery, among others.

Ed’s experience encompasses all aspects of civil litigation, including first-chairing jury trials, and arbitrations as well as successfully prosecuting and defending appeals.

In addition to defending malpractice claims, Ed also represents physicians and other health care providers in licensure and credentialing matters before governing regulatory bodies.

Prior to relocating to Northern Virginia, Ed litigated at a sophisticated firm in the Chicago area for many years, giving him a broad base of knowledge and skills which continue to inform his practice.

Outside of the office, Ed enjoys exploring and experiencing the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two young children.

  • March 2022
    Summary judgment granted in premises case. Res ipsa loquitur inapplicable where mode of claimed injury required expert support.
    Edward Sedlacek & Crystal Deese obtained summary judgment for their hospital client against a Plaintiff suing for premises liability and res ipsa loquitur.  Plaintiff claimed to have received an electrical shock forceful enough to fracture two different bones.  None of the medical experts agreed that electricity caused these twisting type fractures. The court rejected Plaintiff’s argument that a lay jury ... Read More
  • March 2022
    No Jurisdiction in Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Home State
    The Health Law Practice Group recently secured dismissal for a local hospital sued in Plaintiff’s home state on jurisdictional grounds. The patient sued a facility with offices located in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Plaintiff filed suit in his home state of Pennsylvania claiming his injury manifested there.  However, the care at issue was rendered in Maryland weeks before any injury manifested.  ... Read More
  • July 2021
    Health Law Practice Group Update: Attorneys Successfully Asserts Claim-Splitting Doctrine
    This month, Edward Sedlacek and Crystal Deese secured dismissal of an individual physician from a malpractice suit despite Plaintiff's two-pronged attempt to add her into the litigation. Plaintiff sued a hospital in 2019 claiming permanent injuries due to inappropriate postoperative management. In 2021, Plaintiff filed a separate suit making the same allegations against his surgeon. We moved to dismiss the ... Read More
  • October 2020
    Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia
    In light of the Maryland Court of Appeals recent decision in Rochkind v. Stevenson, this article assesses the current state of law with regard to the admissibility of expert testimony in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. See 2020 WL 5085877 (Md. Aug. 28, 2020), reconsideration denied (Sept. 25, 2020). Effective immediately, Rochkind affirmatively adopted the nonexclusive list of Daubert reliability factors ... Read More